Women, Population and Environment Speaker Series

“EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY & CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE”

Presenter: Alice Madden, Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development

Monday, March 11, 2013 | 3- 4 p.m. |

Colorado State University, NESB, Room B215

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Former Colorado House Majority Leader and CU’s Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development, Alice Madden, will discuss environmental literacy, Colorado’s energy portfolio and how to communicate climate science in a politicized world.

 

 

Bio: Alice Madden was appointed to the Timothy E. Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado in January 2011. Alice started her career in the high tech industry and practiced law for nine years before running for office. Elected in 2000, Alice served four terms as a Colorado State Representative, including four years as a House Majority Leader. One of Alice’s focuses in the legislature was building a new energy economy. As Wirth Chair, Alice continues her work with diverse stakeholders to grow a sustainable, clean energy economy and create the next generation of environmental leaders.

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About globalwomenscholars

The Global Research Network on Women and Sustainability is designed to generate collaborative research proposals through a series of workshops and peer mentoring between women from national and international institutions. Our goal is to increase women in the sciences through generating collaborative research proposals on environmental sustainability that both provides a gender perspective for issues associated with sustainability, while also creating a supportive network of women scholars by pairing institutions and expertise. Through a distributed network approach where core universities are international influence nodes, we will test networking and cross-cultural mentoring methods for enhancing women’s scholarship. GWSN is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant #OCI-1140182.

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